Current Exhibitions

David Wallace Haskins: Skycube

Indefinite loan, courtesy of the artist

Elmhurst Art Museum presents the world premiere of Chicago-based artist David Wallace HaskinsSkycube outside the Museum beginning August 11, 2015. A three-ton construction of steel, glass and far infrared light film, Haskins’ 8 x 8 x 8 foot Skycube brings the full vertical dimension of the sky down to the pictorial plane. Seen at eye level through a square aperture cut into the white steel cube, the moving image of the sky is not a digital projection or display—it is the actual three-dimensional sky. Read More ›

Art from Elmhurst College’s Jazz Festival

February 18 - April 30, 2017

One of the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival’s distinctive commemorative traditions is to commission an artist each year to design an album/CD cover. This year, as the College celebrates the 50th anniversary of its renowned Jazz Festival, the Elmhurst Art Museum will exhibit this collection of work plus the Festival’s large-scale performance banners, which depict such jazz greats as Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie. The exhibition will be accompanied by a jazz soundscape featuring highlights from the Festival. Read More ›

Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago

February 25, 2017 - May 7, 2017

Elmhurst Art Museum proudly presents the World Premiere of Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago, an examination of the intertwined histories of two of Chicago’s greatest exports: pinball and Imagist painting. Curated by Dan Nadel, this interactive exhibition invites guests to play pinball on Chicago-designed and built pinball machines from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s—including machines manufactured by Elmhurst's Gottlieb family—alongside paintings, sculptures and prints also made in Chicago in the same period. Read More ›